April 29, 2006

A Kind of Pea

This is soramame. One kind of green pea. I dug out an old American dollar bill and a quarter to put next to them to show how big they are. In case you don't know the size of an American dollar, it's 15.5 cm long. I bought a package of ten soramame pods. You can buy them already shelled. When I brought the pods home Big Sister said, "Oh those stink." I haven't noticed. Soramame can be boiled lightly in salted water until tender. How do they taste? They taste like a green pea that lasts longer ('cause they're bigger.)The outside is a little tough. A good source of roughage, I guess, though my children pull it off and don't eat it.

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